Kingston, NY – Urban school districts aren't just in big cities. Upstate communities like Kingston, NY face similar pressures a diverse population, overcrowding, budget constraints and societal changes. Hudson Valley bureau chief susan Barnett takes a closer look at how Kingston's facing those challenges.
Albany, NY – Joe speaks with author C.J. Box about his new book, "Blue Heaven". The book takes place in the Idaho pan handle called Blue Heaven, where L.A.P.D.'s retire and some bring deadly secrets. Joe speaks with Box about how he came to write the book.
Albany, NY – As the U.S. prepares for a historic presidential election in November, we'll ask the question, Is America ready for its first African American or female president? WAMC's Alan Chartock leads a lively panel discussion with area political insiders.
Dalton, MA – Members of the teachers union for the largest geographic school district in Berkshire County picketed this morning to draw attention to their unresolved contract negotiations. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – Joe and Sarah speak with Jane Nofer and Jamey Wolff from the Children's Annex. The Children's Annex was founded in 1976 and is located in Ellenville and Kingston, New York to help children with autism and spectrum disorders. The two campuses offer classes to students year round.
Albany, NY – John Flansburgh from the rock band They Might Be Giants, joins the Roundtable to discuss their music and their upcoming concert in Albany at The Egg. Flansburgh writes, sings and plays the guitar.
Albany, NY – Stanley Hadsell from Marketblock Books, joins Sarah and Joe to discuss his weekly book picks. Marketblock Books is located in Troy, New York. For more information on the store, visit www.marketblockbooks.com.